This is a 1930′s cigarette card from England depicting Dante the magician. A very nice image of Dante on the front the card and his bio on the back. Please click on Dante to see both sides of the card. The card is slightly larger than a business card. Condition is very fine. A nice addition to your magic ephemera collection.
A very nice color litho magic trade card printed in Italian(?). The card is from around the 1880′s. The size of the card is about the size of a modern baseball card. Condition is fine. Please click on the card to see 2 scans. A nice addition to your magic ephemera collection.
This is a lenticular photo of Harry Blackstone Jr. standing with an unidentified person. Harry looks-like he’s on top of his game. Just the way I remember him. A lenticular photo is like a 3-D photo. I have never saw a real photo produced this, so I would presume this is rare. It would go well with the Houdini lenticular cards that are supposed to be produced next year. The size of the photo is approximately 3.5″ X 4.5″ and is in fine condition.
Two separate cassettes are offered here. One tape has two Dunninger radio shows from 1944. The one show has Richard Rodgers on it. The other tape is “Blackstone The Magic Detective” from 1943. This seems to have two episodes on one side of the tape. The other side has a Philo Vance mystery called “The Magic Murder Case”. Of definite interest to the magic historian.
This is a nicely signed Harry Blackstone Jr. program from 1978. It has a big and bold inscription on the cover. It also has the ticket stub for the show stapled inside the program. Wow! Just $3.00 to see Blackstone! Please click on the program or the title above for more images of the program. The program is 6 pages and is in very nice condition. It also has a label on it that was from Chet Karkut’s, old time magic collector, on the cover. Of interest to the Blackstone collector or magic historian.
This is a German booklet from 1984 dealing with magic sets. It was published by Wittus Witt. It is softcover with 18 pages. There are many nice photos of magic sets. Please click on the booklet or the title above for more images. This may be a catalog, as there is a slip of paper from Wittus stating that he couldn’t produce his regular magic set magazine for the month of March. The slip is in English. Condition is fine. Light crease on lower cover. This would be of interest the magic set or apparatus collector.
This is an original lot of three pieces for Lithgow’s Vaudeville Concert Company. Circa 1900′s -1910′s. Quaint images of a magician and not PC correct minstrels. Please click on image to see more pictures. It also mentions Madam Jewel, Crystal Gazer. The large broadside is printed on both sides. There is also a smaller handbill and over-sized 10 cent ticket that is printed on both sides. Please see images. The approximate size is 12″ X 4 1/2″. Condition is fine. Of interest to the magic historian, female magicians and minstrel collectors.
This lot has three photos from the 1860′s-1870′s is my guess. The photos depict Tom Thumb, his wife, Minnie Warren and Nutt. One is produced from a Matthew Brady negative. Condition is overall fine. Please click on image for another view. A nice addition to your magic collection or interest to the circus historian.
This is very early Al Flosso advertising card. He advertises himself as the King Of Koins. I guess Tommy Downs was out of town when he printed these. It’s about the size of a postcard. Condition is overall fine. Please click on Al for a larger image. A nice addition to your magic collection or interest to the magic historian.
3 MAGIC PHOTOS FROM THE 1930′S ALL 8X10 ORIGINALS – I think these were used announcing Magic Week in the early 1930′s. It depicts a West Union delivery boy delivering a rabbit in the hat to what looks to be an editor of a newspaper. One photo shows him walking through traffic with the rabbit. Please click on the photo for more images. The 3 photos are in fine condition. Of interest to the magic historian.
This is a Kalanag program for his full evening show, Sim Sala Bim, from the late 1950′s. This was for his ill fated American tour. It has 16 unnumbered pages. It has many photos of Kalanag in action and on tour. It has a weird image of Kalanag on the cover. Please click on image for more images. Condition is very good. Creases on cover and general wear. Of interest to the Kalanag collector or magic historian. A nice addition to your growing magic collection.
This is a beautiful set called “Lafayette – The Final Act” by Brian Lead. It is one of the limited edition of 500 copies is signed and numbered. It was published in 1991 and now is long out of print. It states that this will never be republished. Condition is like-new. Please click on image for more pictures.
The set consists of the signed page and reason for the set, a large quad-fold which details, sometimes hour-by-hour, from May 9Th to the 14Th. A reproduction of the May, 11Th Scotsman article and the pictorial holder for the set. Please see images for a better idea. There are great photos and information for any rabid magic collector. This is of definite interest to the magic historian, magic bibliophile and Lafayette collector.
This is a nice four piece lot of original items for The Amazing Mr. Rooklyn. The first piece is a bi-fold program for The Amazing Mr. Rooklyn from 1949, from Australia. It has some nice photos inside. The next piece is a printed photo of Rooklyn. The third piece is a handout for him. The fourth piece is a souvenir program with 36 pages of photos and stories of Rooklyn. It also has magic tricks inside too. Please click on image for more images. Condition is overall fine. Of interest to the magic historian or the person who just needs more magic ephemera around the house.
Harry Blackstone, Sr. program for his full evening show in 1952. The show was in Cleveland Ohio. It has about 30 un-numbered pages. It has page after page of the complete rundown of the show. It even has a couple of ads for the local magic shops of the time. There is also a great image of Lucy and Desi smoking in a cigarette ad. Please click on image for more pictures. Condition is very fine. Of interest to the Blackstone collector or magic historian.
Harry Blackstone, Sr. program for his full evening show in 1947. The show was in St. Louis(?). It has about 18 un-numbered pages. It has a classic image of of Blackstone on the cover. There is also a full page ad for the Lindhorst’s Magic Den. Please click on image for more views of the program. Condition is very fine. Of interest to the Blackstone collector or magic historian.
Original Antique Magic L.T.D. unused stock certificate. Please click on stock for a larger image. I think this was dream of old time magic collector and all around good guy, Ray Ellenbogen. Circa 1970′s – Condition is overall fine. The scan is a representative of the stock. I have a few of these and will use this one scan to display them. Of interest to the magic historian and magic ephemera collector.
This is an original Dunninger poster, circa the late 1940′s is my guess. It is about the size of half sheet poster. The size is approximately 22″H X 17″W. The poster is nicely laid out. This poster is printed on both sides. Please click on the poster for more images. The poster was folded, as issued. The condition is excellent. I don’t think it has been unfolded in 60+ years. Dunninger posters rarely surface, so here’s your chance to own one. A very nice display piece for your magic collection. Of interest to the magic poster collector and the magic historian.